The doing of life so often distracts from the deepening inward. I keep getting caught up in stuff instead of the light of a deep connection with spirit. It is surprising how often things like emails, Twitter, and Facebook (even though they are part of my social media enhancing strategy) take up so much time. There are so many ideas out there that I find myself exploring, yet inward the most important exploration gets set aside. As I write this I wonder if the inner work will take care of all the rest and immediately my inner voice says YES!
I think it is time to do an experiment. That experiment will be to sort out which of two strategies will create the best results. I guess I better define the two strategies and the results I want to measure. I use the word measure here because I think the results have to be more than what feels better, or what seems better. The results have to be things that can be measured like number of new opportunities that come my way, new social media contacts (followers/friends) or income generated or other measurables to be determined as the experiment continues.
My hypothesis includes:
That the inner work is just as, if not more important than the outer actions taken
That the higher vibrations of inner work creates more positive results
That actions in themselves are positive but informed actions guided by intuition, heart and/or spirit are more powerful
That the outer world is not the source of supply, the inner world connection to Source is my supply.
That I live in an abundant universe and what I need to do is open to the flow of that abundance.
That what I focus on expands, the more my thoughts are on living in a wonderful life, the more wonderful my life will be.
The two strategies are:
1. Action - Spend my day blogging, commenting, twittering, reaching out to other bloggers, interacting with Facebook, generating and using my email list and promoting my book(s) and services.
2. Inner Focus - Spend my day being mindful, tuning inward, listening to my intuition, raising my vibrations through inspiration (reading and videos), meditation, out of body experiences, and visualization.
The next question is how much time do I spend doing each strategy? If I spend one day doing one and another day doing another, how will I determine what create the results I get. I could do a half-day of each but that would really make the results difficult to measure. If I spent one week doing one strategy and another week doing another strategy the results would be easier to measure. Can I spend an hour of each day doing the work of the non-primary strategy or would that mess up the results?
Lots of questions always come up in these kinds of experiments so the goal is so reduce the variables so I can get cleaner results. The challenge is that I have been using these two strategies blended for a while so I need to figure how to sort them out in a way that makes the two separate from each other for this experiment. My thinking is I will reduce one of the strategies to one hour per day while I full focus on the other strategy and then switch those the following week.
The following are measures I will use in the first experiment. I will take notes as I go and fine-tune for the next two weeks.
Scale 1 - 5
Low – 1 Neutral – 3 Positive - 5
Overall sense of self ____
Degree of self-awareness ____
Receiving intuitive guidance ____
Sense of accomplishment ____
Note for scale:
Number of positive indicators noticed ____
Interactions that created significant positive opportunities ____
Write out positives noted
As I read this again I see lots of uncontrolled variables but I will go forward anyway and make adjustments as needed. One of the questions I have is, the follow week may be where the results of the past week show up. How do I measure that?
I welcome your suggestions and ideas. I think within a month, I will have some very interesting results if I keep good notes on the process.